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Posted in: Ex-adviser brought ¥20 mil in cash to Japan in casino scandal See in context

The bribe was only part of it. My guess is the remainder of the 22.5 million was spent on entertainment expenses. Would be interesting if investigators followed the trail but these things in Japan usually get buried pretty fast.

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Posted in: Wazigen Shizukaya’s latest collection of modern men’s kimono make a move for high fashion See in context

One in the middle reminds me a lot of of Obi-wan Kenobi.

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Posted in: Man in 2016 care home attack back in court after disrupting trial See in context

I think trying to bite off a finger is a sure sign he is sane and is trying to avoid punishment. I believe he knows what he is doing. Hope this doesn't sway the court.

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Posted in: Is work more important to Japanese salarymen than their girlfriends? Survey investigates See in context

You could turn this around and ask women if they would choose to date a man with no job / money. I bet many wouldn't.

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Posted in: NHK broadcasts erroneous North Korean missile launch report See in context

Mistook Santa on his way home for a missile. Slightly somewhat understandable with everyone expecting Kim's Xmas present to arrive.

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Posted in: Microsoft unveils Xbox Series X as console war heats up See in context

Kinda a bit far out isn't it. One year. In the meantime just imagine your desktop pc is it - cause that is what it kind of looks like to me. Certainly won't fit under the tv.

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Posted in: North Korea says it’s up to U.S. to choose ‘Christmas gift’ See in context

Ho Ho Ho. I'm starting to believe NK has a sense of humor. Of course, Trump would like nothing better than a rocket in his stocking for Christmas. NK should be very wary of this president during impeachment / elections. He's unlike others.

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Posted in: N Korean media call Abe 'imbecile and political dwarf' See in context

Abe should take of the gloves. Kim mark 3 is a very fat tyrant with a bad haircut running a crappy little poor country no one really cares about.

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Posted in: U.S. enactment of Hong Kong law may dim chance of Xi's Japan visit See in context

Abe shouldn't panda (sorry - couldn't resist) to Pooh bear. If he wants honey from the world he should improve human rights at home.

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Posted in: Humiliated at polls, Hong Kong's Lam acknowledges discontent with government See in context

Sounding like she and the rest of her puppets aren't planning to go quietly. They a d their masters are just hoping the protests fade away, which they won't. Expect more violent protests in order to get rid of them. I predict the army will take over in 3-6 months.

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Posted in: On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister See in context

Bet the Kurds will take anything said by the US with a Very big pinch of salt after being abandoned in Syria to the Turks (who are supposed to be US allies?)

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Posted in: China says outspoken Australian lawmakers should repent See in context

In the headline replace the word "repent" with "kowtow" to understand China's true intent.

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Posted in: Japan may slide toward recession as Abenomics impact fades See in context

Should have at least tried raising (by law) the pitiful minimum wages ages ago. More young people would have had more money to spend. Would also have increased labor participation, immigration and inflation. But no... round after round of the same old stimulus packages (pork-barrel spending) together with tax cuts for companies helping keep the LDP in power while effectively burying the future generation in a grave of debt.

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Posted in: 3 men arrested for selling All Blacks merchandise in violation of trademark law See in context

It's not like any of that so called real stuff is made in NZ.

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Posted in: Asahi CEO bets on better tasting alcohol-free beers See in context

After you get drunk they taste OK. I finish the night with one or two, occasionally.

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Posted in: What can Tokyo 2020 Olympics learn from Rugby World Cup? See in context

What can they learn?

when the heat and humidity are unbearable

Well, I just don't see how it can work. The crowds will just add to it. Some people will no doubt die and then what... carry on?

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Posted in: England, Boks meet in a RWC final not for the faint-hearted See in context

Agreed. Hopefully they'll be a few tries and no cards but that's probably wishful thinking. Probably be more like a brawl. See pic at top again.

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Posted in: Japan's beer shipments to S Korea dive 99.9% in Sept See in context

Japan's beer shipments to South Korea plummeted 99.9 percent in September from a year earlier to 588,000 yen

Does that mean they were buying 588,000,000 yen (went from 100 to 0.1)?

Anyway, silver lining. More J-beer available during RWC. Wouldn't like to run out.

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Posted in: Hansen fires shot at Six Nations to do more for global game See in context

I'd like to see a Northern vs Southern all stars team. Good for a one off end of year thing and I think it would draw an audience.

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Posted in: Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad See in context

So what is she threatening. Military intervention, Internet controls, a future police state with no real democracy. Not exactly very appealing. No wonder they want to protest.

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Posted in: Typhoon heads nearer Tokyo ahead of big Rugby World Cup weekend See in context

Looking a bit like the weekend will could be a little wet. Anyone know what happens if they cancel - do you get your money back on tickets?

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Posted in: North Korea decries breakdown of talks; U.S. says they were 'good' See in context

In the past NK has been able to come away from talks with concessions of one sort (aid etc.) or another. I think that's probably their expectation. Kim will be displeased. Wouldn't want to be one of his negotiators.

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Posted in: Japan bench captain Leitch for Ireland clash See in context

Logic of benching Leitch is kind of sound but I still have the feeling they are saving him for Scotland. This isn't really the must win game.

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Posted in: Fans allowed to bring food after shortages at Rugby World Cup venues See in context

Beer is food...for the soul and mind.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese arrested in Bangladesh for gold smuggling See in context

1st rule of smuggling - bribe customs officials

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Posted in: Beating Crusaders no mission impossible for Jaguares See in context

Pretty soon the Jaguares will change their name too - to the Pumas.

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Posted in: Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade See in context

No Need to Raise Taxes ... One for the all-time whoppers.

But why should he care. He won't be around then anyway.

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Posted in: Celebrating with sake, Japanese whalers bring ashore first catch See in context

Don't forget it's all in the name of scientific research. I still find it hard to comprehend how blatant the lie was and how Japanese went along with it or outright believed it. Someone should research that.

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Posted in: Hong Kong fund to provide up to $180 mil aid to struggling Japan Display See in context

A lot of times I see someone holding an iphone its got a cracked screen. Surprised Apple didnt change earlier. Would be going bankrupt if they sold a superior product. Bit odd China money going after it.

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Posted in: 2nd Toyota rugby player, adidas Japan exec arrested for possessing cocaine in separate incidents See in context

Rugby n Coke. Should have stuck to the rum n coke. Wonder if they will run tests on the rest of the team. Bet they will want to avoid that. Don't really get the lame apologies - Sorry for causing trouble.... Stop repeating that. No trouble for anyone except you.

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